Tech Hiring: F-

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June 09, 2017

Tech Hiring: F-

From the outrageous to the sad, hiring experiences in tech can be really ... bad! For the hiree and the hirer! From both sides of the table, Crystal has seen illegal and immoral behaviour -- choices that damage companies as much as they damage individuals. Let's do better. Please. We can improve this.

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Crystal

June 09, 2017
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  1. @CrystalMHuff, @CrystalVisits C R Y S T A L M

    . H U F F Tech Hiring: Sometimes (Often) Failing Us All @CrystalMHuff or @CrystalVisits on Twitter
  2. @CrystalMHuff, @CrystalVisits FRIVOLOUS! THAT’S SO

  3. @CrystalMHuff, @CrystalVisits

  4. @CrystalMHuff, @CrystalVisits SEVEN SECONDS? FIFTEEN SECONDS? THIRTY SECONDS?

  5. @CrystalMHuff, @CrystalVisits MERI WILLIAMS SAYS: “PEOPLE HAVE TO TRUST YOUR

    INTENT BEFORE THEY TRUST YOUR FEEDBACK.”
  6. @CrystalMHuff, @CrystalVisits ACTIVIST IN FANDOM AND PRO SPACES About Me

  7. @CrystalMHuff, @CrystalVisits ACTIVIST IN FANDOM AND PRO SPACES INTERNATIONAL TRAVELER

    FOR WORK AND PLAY About Me
  8. @CrystalMHuff, @CrystalVisits ACTIVIST IN FANDOM AND PRO SPACES CHAIR OF

    7 SCIFI EVENTS (INCLUDING WORLDCON) INTERNATIONAL TRAVELER FOR WORK AND PLAY About Me
  9. @CrystalMHuff, @CrystalVisits ACTIVIST IN FANDOM AND PRO SPACES CHAIR OF

    7 SCIFI EVENTS (INCLUDING WORLDCON) INTERNATIONAL TRAVELER FOR WORK AND PLAY About Me SOURCE OF HILARIOUS STORIES
  10. @CrystalMHuff, @CrystalVisits DATA: Facts and statistics collected together for reference

    or analysis. ANECDOTE: a short amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person.
  11. @CrystalMHuff, @CrystalVisits Storytime! “He didn’t dress the part!”

  12. @CrystalMHuff, @CrystalVisits If this had happened to me, I would

    be a lot more angry and judgmental about it than the candidate was!
  13. @CrystalMHuff, @CrystalVisits I F Y O U T A K

    E N O T H I N G E L S E F R O M T H I S S T O R Y : PLEASE, think about what it will be like to hire the first person into your company who is very different from you. Hire a consultant to help you do the hiring process well, if you can. Talk with your colleagues about this issue. Read up on it. Talk some more. Try to bias yourselves positively toward people who are different than you.
  14. @CrystalMHuff, @CrystalVisits 1 Cultural Upbringing We are all steeped in

    a pretty racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, classist culture.
  15. @CrystalMHuff, @CrystalVisits 2 First (Internal) Impressions First impressions are influenced

    by and reinforce one’s cultural upbringing. 1 Cultural Upbringing We are all steeped in a pretty racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, classist culture.
  16. @CrystalMHuff, @CrystalVisits 2 First (Internal) Impressions First impressions are influenced

    by and reinforce one’s cultural upbringing. One’s first response to a situation is usually also coming from a place of reinforcing the kyriarchy, conscious or not. 3 First (Internal) Responses 1 Cultural Upbringing We are all steeped in a pretty racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, classist culture.
  17. @CrystalMHuff, @CrystalVisits 5 Our behavior in response to a situation

    is under our conscious control, even if our emotions are not. 4 Considered (External) Responses 2 First (Internal) Impressions First impressions are influenced by and reinforce one’s cultural upbringing. One’s first response to a situation is usually also coming from a place of reinforcing the kyriarchy, conscious or not. 3 First (Internal) Responses 1 Cultural Upbringing We are all steeped in a pretty racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, classist culture.
  18. @CrystalMHuff, @CrystalVisits If we proactively work on our thoughts and

    actions, we can get better at combatting the inherent problems in our cultural background. 5 More Consideration, Please! Our behavior in response to a situation is under our conscious control, even if our emotions are not. 4 Considered (External) Responses 2 First (Internal) Impressions First impressions are influenced by and reinforce one’s cultural upbringing. One’s first response to a situation is usually also coming from a place of reinforcing the kyriarchy, conscious or not. 3 First (Internal) Responses 1 Cultural Upbringing We are all steeped in a pretty racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, classist culture.
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  20. @CrystalMHuff, @CrystalVisits Storytime! “Would you eat a kitten to get

    this job?” Pic courtesy of Rani Graff
  21. @CrystalMHuff, @CrystalVisits What did the kitten ever do to you???

    Pic courtesy of Rani Graff
  22. @CrystalMHuff, @CrystalVisits I F Y O U T A K

    E N O T H I N G E L S E F R O M T H I S S T O R Y : PLEASE, plan your hiring process explicitly before you’re in the middle of it. Think about what questions you want to ask candidates. Spend time with candidates. Get past initial impressions and into a real conversation with them. Don’t ask anyone if they’ll eat a kitten.
  23. @CrystalMHuff, @CrystalVisits Women are 16% of exec teams in the

    US & 12% in the UK. Only 22% of UK companies have leadership that reflects racial diversity of the population. Only 3% of US companies do. 5 Companies in top 25% for gender diversity have 15% better financial returns! 2 Gender Diversity Current Composition For every 10% increase of gender diversity in leadership team, earnings rise 3.5%! 4 Companies in top 25% for racial & ethnic diversity perform 35% better, financially! 1 Racial Diversity In the UK Useful Stats from McKinsey For every 10% increase of ethnic diversity in leadership, earnings rise 0.8%! 3 In the US
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  25. @CrystalMHuff, @CrystalVisits LIVE LONG AND PROSPER @CrystalMHuff or @CrystalVisits on

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